Thursday, October 30, 2008


Time goes by so fast these days!

Gabriel will be 4 come Feb. 4th, Tristan will be 4 months this coming month and Brooke turned 2 in Aug. Yesterday we went clothes shopping for the kids and I had these cute shoes in mind for Gabriel (they light up)...well, we get to the store and he wants batman shoes!! I gave him a choice...light up shoes or bat man shoes...every time...Bat man! He's making his own choices :( which is of course I really good thing, but also means he's growing up! But I at least got to pick out Brooke's shoes...princess' all over them :) Tristan is scooting all over the place when I place him on his stomach. I put him in the middle of the blanket and I leave to do something and he's off the blanket happy as can be.

These last few months I have been wondering about birth control, and it's been frustrating. I was given a prescription for the pill, but it reduces milk supply...I already have low milk supply. I was given the chance to have an IUD, been there, done that. I've also found out that it kills the fertilized egg (if sperm does get up there) in the process which in my view is abortion!! Matthew told me we would have a not so pleasant marriage if I got an IUD knowing we were killing babies.
So, I got a film which is fine for now, but I really don't want any chances of getting pregnant again. UGH...I'm stuck inbetween a rock and a hard place!
In any way...I know the Lord will take care of me, and he knows what's best for or not!

Halloween is tomorrow and I'm very excited! Although we are not having the kids go out. We had a trick or treat at our church a week ago and they got lots of candy there! We don't need more sugar highs...haha. We will though, dress them up and have them help hand out candy :) I love halloween. Maybe because I grew up in Massachusetts and I went to Salem every Halloween.
I just can't wait!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Well, I just wanted to update on what's going on in the Armstrong Family.
Tristan will be 3 months come the 13th of this month :) I can't believe time goes by so fast! He's developed so much in these short month, it's just crazy! He's lifted up his head at 1 1/2 months, started smiling at 1 1/2 months, he just started to laugh a few days ago when I tickled him (that's my favorite), and he's sleeping through the night since 2 months. He only takes 3 naps a day, morning after I feed him, later in the afternoon, and once at night.
I'm still breastfeeding, although I can't completely satisfy him, I'm so VERY thankful that I can do at least a little! It's a lot better then my other 2 kids, they were mostly on formula, but Tristan is mostly on the boob.
Tristan is just such a happy baby, and I'm SO glad to have him in my life. I felt a very strong connection to him in the womb, and that connection is still just as strong, both him and I know it :) It will be exciting to see how things will be when he's Gabriel's age.

Gabriel is starting to spell words out!!! I'm so proud of him! Matthew pulls out this magnet board where he spells simple words like Ab or Bat or Bed or Cat...and makes Gabriel sound each letter out and then Gabriel spells out the words and is so proud of himself. I can't wait to get him into school, he's so excited now, how will he be when he really learns stuff? I can't wait! Gabriel is talking more and more, and sometimes he says stuff that we never taught him, and we are like..."where did THAT come from" it's so exciting to see him progress :)
He's such a mommy's helper, he loves helping around the house.

Brooke is talking more and more. She's a lot better then Gabriel was at her age. She's making sentences, and it makes mommy and daddy so proud!
She's very verbal at what she wants, and she won't stop until someone gives her their undying attention!
She's a very touchy feely girl, and LOVES giving hugs and kisses. We cant wait to see her progress even more.
She's such a mommy's girl. She loves to watch me put on my makeup, and even uses the brushes I use when I'm done with them, it's wicked cute to see. She is also getting better with Tristan. It used to be that I couldn't leave Tristan alone in a room with Brooke because she would hit him or sqwish him or step on him, but lately, she has been very good, and even likes to feed Tristan a bottle.

Well, that's about it for the Armstrong Family. I hope everyone has a great Halloween, and eats lots of candy!!!